What the papers say: Fabregas given 24 hours to prove fitness

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The Sun - Nasri nowhere as mind goes Blanc
LAURENT BLANC went one better than Corey Pavin last night - and forgot to name TWO players in his squad.

The Daily Mirror - African youngsters hoping to impress Arsenal
Two young African players are hoping to secure contracts with Arsenal after trials with the Gunners.

The Daily Mail - Cesc Fabregas will not be risked by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for crunch Cheslea showdown
Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to be fit to face Chelsea on Sunday with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger unwilling to risk aggravating his skipper's hamstring injury.

The Daily Express - ARSENE WENGER TO MAKE LATE CALL ON CESC FABREGAS
CESC FABREGAS is losing his race to be fit for Arsenal’s crunch trip to Chelsea but ­Arsene Wenger is prepared to make a last-minute decision on his captain.

The Daily Star - CHELSEA BOSS CARLO ANCELOTTI’S DASH TO DERBY
CARLO ANCELOTTI has vowed to be in the Chelsea dugout for the crunch clash against Arsenal, despite the death of his father.

The Independent - Fabregas injury likely to prevent return on Sunday
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to be fit in time for Arsenal's match with Chelsea on Sunday.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger's goalkeeping blindspot is simply bananas
Pundits are fond of telling us that football "is cyclical". Like the frequently expressed view that a team who haven't picked up three points on their travels for six months "are due an away win by the law of averages", this appears to be another case of superstition posing as science.

The Daily TelegraphArsenal manager Arsène Wenger gives Cesc Fabregas a fitness deadline for Chelsea clash
Arsène Wenger is to give Cesc Fabregas until Saturday morning to prove his fitness for Sunday’s match with Chelsea, while Lukasz Fabianski is increasingly likely to keep his place as Arsenal goalkeeper.

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